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|6 min 46 sec ago||He'd Get Help...||
For the Bob Newhart fans on the board, you know exactly what I am talking about here...
|8 hours 59 min ago||It's something the SEC||
It's something the SEC doesn't allow its own coaches to do elsewhere, though that is subject to change if the SEC fails to get the practice banned. - SEC stance on satellite camps
But I thought Mark Richt believed that it might be too cold up here in the June or July timeframe? This change might be worth monitoring for climatological reasons alone.
|9 hours 11 min ago||All I Can Say Is...||
All I can say is that errors that take fice minutes are the worst. I can't believe myself when I make them.
In all seriousness, if there is such a thing in this thread, I have some Sheffield's Tawny Port sitting on the desk as I sort of watch episodes of "Cheers" and type.
|15 hours 9 min ago||Good News Indeed...||
...and the hits continue to come indeed for Michigan athletics today. Well done indeed.
Between baseball and this, even if you didn't know what was going on, the hashtag #HarbaughEffect would probably be all you needed to know.
In all seriousness though, congratulations to the rowing team!
|17 hours 24 min ago||Great Win...||
....and now, Omaha. Go Blue!
|19 hours 2 min ago||I Agree With This...||
I actually agree with that though and I have told people similar things in the past. The Lake Huron side is great for plopping down a fishing pole and spending a day polishing off some beer or however you want to take it easy and relax. The Lake Michigan side is much more active and possibly the better side to be if you've got kids. As someone mentioned upthread, there is a nice selection of mini-golf in and around Traverse City and my kids and I have done that tour, but Sleeping Bear Dunes are over there, winery tours and numerous other activities.
A lot of it depends on what you want out of the time.
|23 hours 46 min ago||Emotionally Jarring...||
Well, certainly the most emotionally jarring day for me thus far in life - if this counts as extreme somehow - was probably the day one of my sisters died back in 2012. She had been having issues with drugs really since high school and despite numerous attempts to help her over the years, my parents and others could never get her to stay clean for very long.
She did die of an overdose - people who say "cocaine is a hell of a drug" are right, especially when you were doing Special K and downing some Jack for good measure. What makes it emotionally extreme is that A) it was my parents who found her, and B) at no point despite it all did losing a sibling cross my mind because as troubled as she was, I was still hopeful she could get out of it.
I was as shocked as I was saddened that I suddenly found myself the oldest brother of one and that my parents had to face the one thing I am sure they never cosidered - outliving one of their own children. October 10th, 2012 i s perhaps the most extreme day of my life on an emotional level, I suppose.
My surviving sister, whose work some of you know from cons or the Internet, actually have begun to outline a book on what it is like to live with some who has addiction issues of that scale, and from such a young age. Catharsis, if you will, and much needed.
|1 day 9 hours ago||Legends Football League...||
I could be wrong, but didn't Toledo have a team for a couple years? The Crush was their name, I believe, and it was only at the beginning of this year that they decided to find another market in Ohio. There are only a half dozen teams or so currently active, I think, but tons of ones that were flashes in the pan of varied length.
|1 day 10 hours ago||For A First...||
For a first post, it's a very good one and a very nice reminder, so many kudos to you.
Also, the 1980s on SNL were indeed a very nice time - if your second thread was about that, that wouldn't be a bad followup at all as there are plenty of people on the board who undoubtedly remember them.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Also Remember....||
We should also remember that the football program's profits - which are significant - are used to fund a lot of other sports and activities inside the athletic department, so even then we cannot pretend that the loss of $4,000,000 is a pittance. It might not affect football too much, but some of those programs that rely largely on that money might face issues. It's something to consider anyway.
Also, as a general note to the board...*puts on mod cap*....some people may not be familiar with the Teddy Blanks stuff, but yeah, moving forward, try to avoid posting it. There is a history there.
|1 day 23 hours ago||The Route...||
This tweet has the approximate route:
|2 days 9 hours ago||Celebration Indeed...||
.....and this is coming in handy tonight.
|2 days 10 hours ago||To The Rest Of Division I Softball...||
Go Blue and...
|2 days 11 hours ago||Interesting Move...||
I definitely applaud the courage, but I also like the sense of accessibility that it provides and I have to believe that is the point of doing that. It will be interesting to see if he ever mentions any call or e-mail at some point moving forward actually.
I am pretty sure that if I did the same thing, I would simply get numerous prank calls.
|2 days 13 hours ago||Good Warning...||
This is a good warning to all - be sure that ESPN's family of networks airs your game on the channel and at the time that is in fact listed. You would think they would learn from their rather random assortment of programming back in the day, but you can never be sure when ESPN will cover a sudden lawn darts tournament and bump your desired programming even now.
|2 days 15 hours ago||Makes Sense...||
It's hard to speak to the odds this far out, and I can't say I agree with all of them if it were me making the prediction, but if I were to make a very preliminary stab at the order of finish in the conference, then the order of Big Ten teams above actually would make a lot of sense to me. I see Michigan - and take my "no data" prediction for what it is worth - in about that spot in the conference standings (hopefully higher, of course - we are going to be pretty damn good, I think).
That, and I see Villanova at 25/1 and the part of me still bitter about my ESPN bracket wants to ask, "Really? That high, eh?"
|2 days 18 hours ago||To Add A Little...||
The Sporting News had a short piece on this earlier today - LINK - wherein UNC is directly quoted as to how they plan to release the particulars of the NOA:
“The University will publicly release the NCAA’s notice as soon as possible. The notice is lengthy and must be prepared for public dissemination to ensure we protect privacy rights as required by federal and state law. When that review for redactions is complete, the University will post the notice on the Carolina Commitment website and notify the news media. When we respond to the NCAA’s allegations, we will follow this same release process."
I will admit to being intrigued - the outline of of these, if it involves all the things that have been reported on at UNC for years now, will likely be very damning for the university in general, not just the football and basketball programs, at least in my opinion. Not sure if the punishment levied on Syracuse is any good indication as the NCAA is a random entity in that regard, but on the surface it sounds like a bad time for UNC, to say the least.
|2 days 20 hours ago||Had The Same Thought...||
I had the same thought initially myself, but then at least Andrew Ridgeley would get another chance to make a little money again and - hear me out - I think a player doing a decent rendition of "Everything She Wants" randomly in the middle of a play probably wouldn't be a bad trap as it would certainly momentarily stun other players.
|2 days 23 hours ago||Friday Indeed....||
Let's celebrate the end of a week, a holiday weekend, softball's phenomenal success....a bit of everything....
|3 days 15 min ago||Critiques...||
It's all in how people approach it *puts on mod cap*.
Typically, technical critiques stand as always - you can criticize play pretty much all you want around here and there's nothing wrong with that. The comments that go - when we catch them - are the ones that get personal with players. I tend to look at it like this - by now, a lot of these kids / coaches / what-have-you are used to hearing the odd critique of their play and probably brush off a lot of what fans on a blog say about it as we're not their coach. What is universally unacceptable is calling those same people names or questioning their emotional investment, intelligence or attributes like that.
|3 days 9 hours ago||Cool Story, Bro...||
I broke the ring and pinkie finger on my left hand (my throwing hand, so double farts as they would say in "Caddyshack") in 6th grade in what was supposed to be a nice, easy-going practice. To this day, although not nearly that pronounced, my fingers bend in awkward ways. I suppose it happens if you play a sport sometimes.
|3 days 11 hours ago||At Last....||
At last, we get some resolution. Cannot wait to see us sporting those shoes on the field in September....
|3 days 13 hours ago||Now That You Mention It...||
I walked away for a bit, leaving this thread up - my wife would now like me to attend Camp Sanderson as well. I told her I would have to rearrange some meetings, but I am sure if I sold this right, I could get the company to consider a "teambuilding offsite" that just happened to involve a little training.
|3 days 16 hours ago||As I Recall...||
As I recall, something akin to #1 was talked about a few years back as a long-term opportunity if the demand should be there. I think the theory was that the south end zone would be enclosed and seats wrapped around all the way to the scoreboards. I don't remember how many people that they though such a plan would theoretically add though.
|3 days 18 hours ago||Very Cool...||
This is pretty cool, and actually, I think there were a few variations of this floating around at the time too. One had a maize border, as I recall, with a second panel saying something (can't remember what precisely) - that was at the Foot Locker at Twelve Oaks at one point many years ago, and I think I saw it at Briarwood as well.
|3 days 20 hours ago||To Be Fair...||
A sword through the head is not good, but to be fair, at least they didn't do what this store did to sell syrup (just to illustrate how badly you can in fact miss)...
|3 days 20 hours ago||Valuation...||
The Dawgs will receive $2.88 million annually in gear and $1 million in cash, plus a $2 million signing bonus. Georgia’s contract is ahead of what apparel powerhouses Texas, Alabama, Kentucky and Florida reportedly receive from Nike, though the ‘Horns contract expires next year.
It's rather hard to say if it is too much or too little - this contract is still in the upper half of Nike's contracts (and slightly up from the $2.5 million or so that Georgia was getting before), so it seems about the same really when you consider some of the other contracts in that range for Nike.
|4 days 28 min ago||Trevone Boykin...||
I would think that Boykin is definitely one to watch on this list - he had a QB rating of 145.9 last season, threw for nearly 4,000 yards (completing over 60% of his passes) and rushed for another 700 or so. Boykin has been the reason that offense works at TCU in his time there, and he was 4th in the Heisman voting last year, as I recall. Definitely a fun player to watch.
|4 days 10 hours ago||This Thread...||
By offseason standards, this is a rather on point thread though - just meant to generate some discussion, and indeed, a cut above some of the things that have been floated as discussion points in the last several days.
As a general note, I am just impressed (and a little saddened) to see that we now have games scheduled basically into my 50s. I know I am by no means the oldest person here, but the advance scheduling puts things in perspective somehow.
|4 days 13 hours ago||The System...||
People talk about "the system" in various places around football and it means different things to different people. Weis, on the other hand, through the process of building a name, getting hired, getting an extension, taking a team to a new low, getting fired, laying low and then repeating everything elsewhere, has earned the right perhaps to have what he does termed "The System". One day, I can only hope to be that good at getting paid to fail in most things that matter in a given field.